Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE IETHBR1DOE HERALD Friday, 53, 1972 HOME OF THE WEEK Planters and Trellis Give Dis- I motive Exterior Appearance. Interesting treatment ot brickwork by rear patio forms a windbreak for shelter and privacy. A planter box under tlie liv- ing room window, smother at (lie left front of the house aud discreet use of Icdgerock give elegance to the exterior. This home has excellent traf- fic fiow with minimum of hall- uay. The living room extends into the dining or family room and hcyoncl that sliding doors lead lo tlic stone patio. Modern homemakers will find the work saving U-shaped kitchen pleas- ant and convenient. Its dinette space is separated only by a service counter, and a powder room is conveniently near the hack entrance and basement stairs. Three bedrooms and full bathroom complete this ranch home. Plans provide for a full basement with fruit room and optional washroom but details arc included for building with- out the basement. Also included are optional one or two car garages located at the bedroom end of the home. (Copyright IW2. Toronto Star Syndicate) DESIGN R3-507 1402 Sq. Ft. HOMOGRAF CO. OF CANADA 40 JARVIS ST. at KING EAST TORONTO 1, ONTARIO Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design R3-507 Or enclosed pleasu find (pins 25 cents for hand- ling and mailing) for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Fourth Editions-Suburban and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." An additional 18- page book of duplex and multiple income home des- igns is available at 50c lax free. NAME ADDRESS Window painting made easy Painting double Imng win- ows is difficult unless you fol- ow a set procedure. Here's the method: 1. Raise the bottom sash and ower the lop one. Leave a few iidies clearance at top and bot- om. Start with the bottom ash and paint Its top horizon- 2. Next, paint the strips of dividing the window into anes. Paint the vertical parts of the sash, leaving the bottom orizontal unpainted for the .me being. 3. Paint the strips of the up- er sash, wMch is still lowered, and work as high as you can each without going between. is top and bottom sash. Paint he side verticals and the bot- om horizontal of the top sasli. -t. Lower the bottom sash al- iiosl lo its normal position by aking hold of the unpainled ottom horizontal. Leave the vlndow partially open and aise the upper sash almost to lie top by pushing on the un- >ainted top horizontal. 5. Paint the upper horizon- al of the top sash and follow ly painting the parts of the .trips and verticals you left unpainted. Paint the bottom horizontal of the lower sash and the top surface of the top horizontal strip of the bottom window. Paint the top half of the channel above the lower sash. 6. Finally, paint the surrouiid- ng face trim, window frame and sill. Move both sashes at ntervals until the paint is hard. This will prevent sticking. (Leth.) YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. HOLIDAY PLANT CARE TF you do not have some- one to take care of your house plants while away on va- cation, this could pose quite a problem. Some plants will go longer without moisture than others. Geraniums, or other plants that can be sunk into the ground will help to solve the problem. However, those left in the house should not be situa- ted where they receive prolong- ed sunshine indirect sun through a curtain would he suit- able. Plastic bags help to con- serve moisture. If using these, put the plants inside, tying them loosely at the top, but leaving the top-most leaves ex- posed. Some people arrange a plastic bag over the pot with the end of it tucked under the base. It is a good idea to put canes or other supports around the edge of the container so the leaves do not loach the bag. A good watering and even a dose of fertilizer should keep the plants in good condition for at least two to three weeks. Con- densation forms on the sides of the bag and will help to keep the plants from drying out. Another method one could use is to arrange your potted plants on a tray on a layer of sand or small pebbles. Then in- sert sticks or other supports in the pots to prevent the plastic bag that is placed over them from touching the plants. Cacti are not put under any covering. If watered before going on va- cation they should last from two lo three weeks, if kept but of direct sunlight. You can also water plants well and put the pots in a box surrounded by wet peat moss or newspapers. It must be remembered, that the smaller the pot, the quicker it will dry out. Moisture does not evaporate as rapidly either from glazed or plastic contain- ers as it does from those made of clay. For people who are away a deal of Ihe lime, it would be wiser lo have plants that re- quire very little care such as Sansevieria, which requires to be watered about onca a month, or some of the other succulents. Then, of course, you might have a good neighbor or friend who can give your plants care while you are away, and then your worries are over. Mrs. A. I purchased some leautiful geraniums awhile ago. They were doing very well until recently when the leaves started dropping off and the plants seem to be getting spind- ly. Could you please tell me what I am doing wrong? Ans. I do not have too much information to go on. You do not say just where the plants are kept or at what tempera- ture. Leaf drop is usually caused by loo dry an atmos- phere or too strong a fertilizer. Also too much or loo b'ttle wat- er could contribute to this con- dition. Geraniums should be watered just as soon as the earth feels dry to the touch. A good' fertilizer is 20-20-20, used according to the directions on container. If your plants are growing spindly, this could be caused by too high a tempera- ture and poor light. They will not bloom properly, also, II the temperature is too high. Mr. W. Could you tell me what causes the splits in some of my greenhouse tomatoes? Ans. This is usually causet by allowing the plants to dr out and then being watered Another factor could be the sun shining on that part of the frut hardening the skin. grown tomatoes are also suscep- tible to this condition. NOTE: All questions shonld be sent with self addressed' stamped, envelope to Mrs. I. R. Young, 3620 Centre B. St. N.W.. Calgary 43. Due lo the number of letters asking more than one question it requested in future enquiries thnt only ONE question be submitted each time as It is impossible for Mrs. Young to reply to all correspondence and do her practical ing as well. Modernizing your kitchen Now's time to check camera With vacation time rapidly approaching aud outdoor acti- vities on the increase daily as summer approaches, spring is a good time lo give your cam era a complete check. The easiest way to make sure your camera is operating prop- erly is to shoot a test roll o film. It the pictures are satis factory, you can be reasonably sure the camera is working properly. If not, take it to a camera dealer and have hin check it ever. Before leaving for a vacation it's a good idea to stock up on color film and prepaid process ing mailers. As you complete each roll, drop it in the mail The pictures will be wailing for you when you return home. When you pack your camera for the trip, the first thing ti do is "unpack" it and keep i handy for any photo scene tha presents itself en route. I won't help to see just the sho you want if your camera isn' easily available. A word of advice: film is per ishable. Heat and humidity are harmful to film, so don't pu your camera or film in th trunk, glove compartment or on the rear-window deck. Store the film in a plastic containe with an air-tight seal and keei it out of the sun. Bearded loveliness Among members of India1 _ Toda tribe, the crowning fca ture of a woman's loveliness i: (he hair on her face. The mori facial hair, the more attractive the woman by their standards By DONALD B. BHAIVN If your kitchen needs a com- plete facelifting a book has been prepared to solve just such a problem. The book, con- taining 90 stcp-by-stcp illustra- tions takes all the mystery and more than half the cost out of kitchen modernization. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A NEW SHIPMENT Of TREES and SHRUBS In Container! donl Anylime Plant pot and all. PLEASE NOTEI NEW SUMMER HOURS Weekdayi 12 Noon- 7.00 p.m. Saturdays a.m. p.m. Monday and Friday evenings until p.m. ClOSED WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Lacombe Nurseries Ltd. 5 Milei Eosl of Lelhhridge on No. 3 Highway, Cooldali PHONE 345-4633 Whether you do all, part or none of the work, substantial savings can be effected when you know how the job is done. Although every kitchen var- ies in size and shape and pre- .scnls a different combination of doors and windows, the illustra- tions show how to modernize without even relocating the sink, .slovr or refrigerator. It also telfs bow they can be re- located to provide a more ef- ficient kitchen. Send M.25 in cheque or money order for Kitchen Mod- crnizalinn Book No. 603, How to Modernize a Kitchen lo Carpen- try Dept., The Lethbridge Her- ald. For an additional a cata- logue is available illustrating more than 300 other build-it- yourself pattern projects and home improvement books. Both hooks ,110 lax free. (t.'opyriRlit nn, Tnronin Star Syndicate) Limited raiige The trees with the most lim- ited range of distribution are Ihe big trees in the Sierras and the redwoods along the northern coast of California. Both trees are found nowhere else in (he world. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS The bald eagle was made the U.S. national emblem by Congress in 1782, and placed on the Great Kcal in 1765. The World Alma. Jiac notes that the term "bald" is derived from the effect produced by the white feathers on its head and not to Iheir absence. 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